Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

Jodie Cooper could ride the biggest waves the Australian ocean hurled at her. Yet that wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the surfing community in the 1980s. “People thought she was absolutely gorgeous,” says her protegee and fierce surfing competitor, Pauline Menczer. As an amateur, Pauline collected surfing magazines and studied the […]

Artist Stephen Milner’s Work Creates an Alternative, Queer Surf History

“A SPIRITUAL GOOD TIME” FLIPS SURF MEDIA’S HISTORICALLY-HETERO-MALE GAZE ON ITS HEAD Originally published by SURFER “Sex sells” is an adage that publishers and agency executives have embraced since time immemorial. And, historically speaking, perhaps no media space has committed to that line more than surfing. From John Peck’s classic “Penetrator” surfboard to Lightning Bolt […]

Members’ blog: Tyler Megarry

Originally published on “Site’s like offer me that opportunity to connect with queer people over a shared love of surfing. It offers a space for that particular part of my identity where surfing and being queer overlap to just exist and be expressed with others who have that shared experience. There’s something really […]

Wavesisters SURF WEEK

A surf trip for women 14.03.-22.03.20 @ Wavesisters Surf & Yoga Camp Lanzarote09.05.-17.05.20 @ Wavesisters Surf & Yoga Camp Portugal You always wanted to learn how to surf and you were looking for a gender-non-conforming surf group? Here we go!We welcome all queers: lesbian, gay, bi, trans, inter, non-binary people!Join our Queer Only Week and […]

The Rise of the Queer Surf Community

Article published in GQ magazine – by GABE BERGADO For many queer people, it’s hard to find spaces where we feel like we can thrive and be ourselves. Many of us find pride in nightlife; others meet fellow LGBTQ people through gay sports leagues, an opportunity to find chosen family while playing kickball or water polo. So the […]

Interview with John Witzig

Australian surf photographer and journalist John Witzig documented some of the most important events in surfing through the 1960s and 70s. I remember reading that John was gay in an article by Nick Carroll. So when he came down to Sydney for another photo exhibition, I decided to introduce myself and ask him a few […]

Gay Surf Trip in Brazil 2019

Gay Surf Brazil reaches its 5th edition! 23- 30 March 2019 in Santa Catarina, South Brazil Gay Surf Brazil is THE LGBTQ Surf Camp of South America. This annual event started in 2013 as a partnership between Brazil Ecojourneys and , a social media platform for LGBTQ surfers that has been connecting the community […]

Judy Trim: A life in two halves

Written by Jeff Bremer and originally published on Swellnet Friday, 10 August 2018 On Sunday the 22nd July one of Dee Why’s great surfers passed away. Judy Trim died at age 64 after tragically breaking her neck in an accident four weeks earlier. Judy burst onto the scene in 1968 at age 15, taking out […]

Gay Surf Camp – Canary Islands – 2018

8 days – 27th of October-3rd of November 2018 Maspalomas, Canary Islands BOOK NOW Use the discount code: GAYSURFERS100 to get 100€ discount Call (+34) 620 747 533 or email : TOUR DETAILS A week of surfing, sun, energy and fun amongst friends in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. It’s time to learn and improve your surfing level […]

OUT IN THE LINE-UP screening in Paris for the Gay Games 2018

With Q&A with Thomas Castets Monday 13/08 19:30* Réalisé par directed by Ian W. Thomson (AUSTRALIE – 2014 – 1h09) ENGLISH LANGUAGE FRENCH SUBTITLES Deux surfeurs homosexuels se lancent dans un périple à travers le monde pour révéler le tabou de l’homosexualité dans le surf. Ils deviennent alors membres d’une communauté prête à sortir de l’ombre afin de […]

Gay Surf Camp – Canary Islands

Gay Surf Camp Canary Islands 8 days – Maspalomas, Canary Islands 8th September – 15th September 27th October – 3rd November BOOK NOW Use the discount code: GAYSURFERS100 to get 100€ discount Call (+34) 620 747 533 or email : more info about the trip TOUR DETAILS A week of surfing, sun, energy and […]

Casting Queer female surfer for car adversting NYC

Casting female identifying surfers, swimmers, divers and ocean lovers, aged 30-50in NYC for paid opportunity -> for a commercial (will be on social media) It’s for a car company, can’t say which just yet!  The premise is that we see our cast of real people in different scenes of daily life and then they come together […]

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